AUST 3001 - Art of Australian Studies: Belonging & Diversity in Australia

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

This is the capstone course in the Australian Studies major. Students will explore a range of works of art in various forms to gain an understanding of the ways in which contemporary authors of fiction, plays and makers of film art represent and express Australian indigeneity, negotiate cross-cultural tensions and offer questions about the nature of belonging and multi-cultural subjectivities in Australia. Students will examine a range of works of contemporary literature, theatre and cinema, including that of Tony Ayers, Tony Birch, Jack Davis, Wesley Enoch, Melissa Lucashenko, Nakkiah Lui, Leah Purcell, John Romeril, Christos Tsiolkas, Alexis Wright and others. Students will have the opportunity to devise and undertake a major research essay on a topic of their choosing under supervision and/ or to produce a work of creative practice upon approval of the convenor. This course consolidates and extends students? understanding of interdisciplinary enquiry in Australian Studies and facilitates students in pursuing their own independent research project and creative practice.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code AUST 3001
    Course Art of Australian Studies: Belonging & Diversity in Australia
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 15 units of courses in the Australian Studies major for students enrolled in the Australian Studies Major. As an Elective 8 units of Level II Undergraduate Study
    Restrictions Available to students undertaking an Australian Studies Major only
    Course Description This is the capstone course in the Australian Studies major. Students will explore a range of works of art in various forms to gain an understanding of the ways in which contemporary authors of fiction, plays and makers of film art represent and express Australian indigeneity, negotiate cross-cultural tensions and offer questions about the nature of belonging and multi-cultural subjectivities in Australia. Students will examine a range of works of contemporary literature, theatre and cinema, including that of Tony Ayers, Tony Birch, Jack Davis, Wesley Enoch, Melissa Lucashenko, Nakkiah Lui, Leah Purcell, John Romeril, Christos Tsiolkas, Alexis Wright and others. Students will have the opportunity to devise and undertake a major research essay on a topic of their choosing under supervision and/ or to produce a work of creative practice upon approval of the convenor. This course consolidates and extends students? understanding of interdisciplinary enquiry in Australian Studies and facilitates students in pursuing their own independent research project and creative practice.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Anne Pender

    Professor Anne Pender
    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
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    Assessment Summary
    1 Workshop Presentation Exercise  20%
    2 Comparative Essay 30%
    3 Research Essay or Creative Practice Project 40%
    4 Participation 10%
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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